Giving a favor at a baby shower is a lovely way to thank your guests and gives them a little keepsake that will remind them of you and your baby whenever they see it. Check out our 21 fabulous ideas for baby shower favors your guests will love!
Baby Shower Ideas and Advice
Are you searching for great ideas to make your best friend's baby shower one to remember? You've come to the right place! Welcome to our bank of ideas for:
Baby shower games
Baby shower cakes
Baby shower invitations
Baby shower decorations
Baby shower favors
...And much, much more!
Commonly Asked Questions about Throwing a Baby Shower:
A baby shower is a wonderful opportunity for the pregnant women to catch up with friends before life gets real busy, and for friends to wish her well by giving a little gift. If this is the first time you've organized a baby shower, you're probably a little unsure where to start. These are the 5 most commonly asked questions from our readers about baby showers. Check out our answers - they should give you a hand getting started.
1. Question: When are baby showers usually held?
Answer: Most people hold baby showers in the third trimester of pregnancy - when there's a lovely big bump for guests to admire! So, when you're planning a date, aim for anywhere between 28 weeks and 36 weeks pregnant (you don't want to go too close to the due date because labor could start and all your careful planning would be wasted!).
2. Question: Who is usually in charge of throwing the baby shower?
Answer: Generally the best friend or sister of the Mom-to-Be organize the baby shower. If you're the one who's pregnant, don't be afraid to ask a team of your girl pals to throw a shower for you - they're bound to be honored.
3. Question: Who should be on the guest list?
Answer: All of the important women in the Mom-toBe's life: family, friends, colleagues, in-laws. If there are likely to be tensions in the guest-list, consult carefully with Mom-to-Be - the last thing you need is drama at a baby shower!
4. Question: Is it acceptable to have alcohol at a baby shower?
Answer: This is a sticky question. Do we give the guests a glass of champagne, even though the MOm-to-Be isn't drinking? Or should it be an alcohol-free event? It's best to consult with the Mom-to-Be on this one and respect her wishes.
5. Question: How many games should we have? What is the best balance between games and socializing?
Answer: Baby shower games are an excellent icebreaker because you often have women from very different social groups at a baby shower. However, sometimes 'organized fun' can be a little tedious and it's important to get the right balance between games and times for chatting and socializing. As a rule of thumb, we recommend having four or five quick, high-energy games for a successful baby shower.
Do You have a Baby Shower Question we Haven't Answered? Or an Idea to Share?
If you've got a question about organizing your baby shower party or an idea we haven't thought of, we'd love to hear from you! Feel free to write us a message in the comments section or to send a private message through our contact us page. We're super friendly and we always reply!
Browse our Articles for all the Ideas You Need to Throw the Best Baby Shower Ever:
Where do you start when you’re throwing a baby shower for your best friend? Check out our guide to everything to baby shower food ideas, to centerpieces, to cakes, to invitations and decorations. Use our baby shower ideas as a starting point and make it as simple or elaborate as you like. Enjoy!
20 fun games for a baby shower: We asked our readers to send in their favorite baby shower games and compiled this list, complete with playing instructions and links to the materials you need. We’ve got everything from simple baby shower games that don’t need any props to more elaborate games. Happy party planning!